ABOUT

I'm an artist and contemporary jewellery designer based in Amsterdam.

I was trained as a goldsmith during a technical education in Amsterdam.

After this I studied Fine Arts and Education. Throughout my art studies, jewellery and design always played a big role. Being trained as a goldsmith, a fine arts artist and an art teacher, I learned many ways of creating and expressing. Designing and making jewellery has always been the core and working within the contemporary and conceptual field is where

I feel comfortable.

I continue to develop myself as a jeweller and an artist working in my own studio, studying

new techniques and experimenting with different concepts.

I try to expand my artistry skills by following advanced technical courses and masterclasses (e.g., plique-à-jour and diverse casting techniques).

There are phases where I draw, paint, sculpt or work in ceramics. Designing and making

jewellery is always the core. I make art jewellery but also unique daily wear which you can find in the shop or order on commission.

By nature I tend to work small. In jewellery I can work big. Contemporary jewellery enables me to translate my art into wearable pieces. They often but not always have a conceptual character. They often but not always are wearable.

Some pieces are unique and stand by themselves. Some grow as a family. 

I have a need for series. They move like a red thread through my career and keep returning and developing. I have multiple ideas at the same time which I develop alongside of each other. A series is never really finished. There are times that I'm more inspired for one of them than for others and that's how they flow constantly, waiting for new energy to be revived.

I work very intuitive so in a way my work can be described as autobiographic. It's an ongoing process of personal development. It's all pieces of me. 

EXHIBITION/

PUBLICATION

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2018                Workshop Plique-á-Jour enamelling by the association of Dutch enamelers

                         (VNE)

2014                Workshop Reticulation by Anke Akerboom

2012                Workshop Cuttlefish Casting by Anke Akerboom

2010-2015      Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education (BFA Ed) - Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK)

2009-2012     Goldsmith technical education – Vakschool Edelsmeden Amsterdam

2008-2009    Product Design – Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HVA)

2007                Preliminary program Fine Arts – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)

01/2021           Alba Longa - Limited edition contemporary jewellery book. By Ludvig Rage Club.

07/2020         Gallery O Seoul. Gallery representation.

12/2019           Blou Amsterdam, group exhibition Diamond Fever.

10/2019           Joya Barcelona, display exhibition.

10/2019           Dorien Dols Collectables, duo exhibition with Lindsey Fontijn.

09/2019           Madrid Joya, display exhibition.

09/2019           Yearbook Contemporary Jewellery, book representation.

07/2019           KunstRUIM; Diamant aan de Amstel, local group exhibition with different art disciplines.

03/2019           Accessory, Vogue Vanity Fair. Magazine publication.

02/2019           The Contemporary Jewel as never seen before, Artistar Jewels. Book representation.

02/2019           Milan Fashion Week, Artistar Jewels.

10/2018            Atelier route Amstelveen, Group exhibition with Matthijs Scholten, Ilse Vorstenbosch and                                           Heidi Walheimer.

09/2018           Art route Aalsmeer, collective exhibition and art route through the city.

12/2017            Schmucke Berlin. Gallery representation.

05/2017           Open Ateliers Zuid. Duo exhibition with Anke Akerboom

10/2016            Galerie KIS. Exhibition and representation.

09/2016           Yearbook Contemporary Jewellery. Book representation.

06/2016           Toon Amsterdam. Sales exhibition.

04/2016           Galerie Fontrodona. Group exhibition with Roos Hilstra, Marloes Homan and Helene                                                       Koopmans.

06/2014           Graduation show and catalogue, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam.